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Maladu/ Ma Ladoo with New year wishes : Indian Food & Cooking Recipes
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  Contributed By: Sadhana Padmanabhan
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  • Every end marks a new beginning. Keep your spirits and determination unshaken, and you shall always walk the glory road. With courage, faith and great effort, you shall achieve everything you desire. I wish you a very Happy New Year.

    Maladus are very popularin Tamil Nadu. Call it a cousin of the Besan ladoo!!  Maladu is made from roasted chutney dhal (Pottukadalai). This is very tasty sweet and easy tomake.


    Roast gram dal / DariyaDal / Pori Kadala   1 cup                    .
    Sugar                                                      ¾ cup
    Cashew nuts                                            2 Tbsp.
    Ghee                                                       1  cup (you may not need it all)
    Powdered cardamom                                1 Tsp


    • Take a nonstick pan, roastthe roasted gram. Just roast till it is aromatic. Do not allow it to change color.
    • Powder, the dal, cardamomand sugar fine separately.
    • Roast the cashew in a 1tsp of ghee and add this to the mixture.
    • Melt the ghee. Pour thisover the mixture and mix well.
    • It might form lumps. Mixit gently with your hands and break them.
    • As it is still warm, startmaking small balls out of it.
    • Store it in an airtightcontainer for a couple of weeks.


    • You can make the powders and store them separately to whip this up evenmore quickly.  

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